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New York Times, Saturday, December 11, 1976

Author:
John Prytz
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q U V X Z }, Scrabble score: 259 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
John Prytz has 11 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,982
Across
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Thank-you ___ (road bump) : MAAM
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Mineral deposits : LODES
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Wax: Lat. : CERA
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Seaweed : ALGA
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Abrasive : EMERY
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Org. for Kuwait etc. : OPEC
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Employer of diplomats : STATEDEPARTMENT
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Divided land : KOREA
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Laughing or natural : GAS
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Nuts, for example : SEEDS
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Type of tissue : SCAR
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Gym piece : MAT
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G-man : AGT
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Food-ad comparative : TASTIER
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Plane initials : SST
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First bidder, at bridge : DEALER
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Extinct bird : MOA
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Writer Irwin : SHAW
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Employer of clerks : DEPARTMENTSTORE
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Danish weights : ESER
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Time period : EON
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Cold period : ICEAGE
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"___ skies at night . . . " : RED
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Police record book : BLOTTER
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Rent : LET
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April 15 agency : IRS
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"___ comes the . . . " : HERE
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Type of theater : ARENA
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Atmosphere: Prefix : AER
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Come about : ARISE
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Employers of smoke-eaters : FIREDEPARTMENTS
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At a vantage point : ATOP
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Paul Revere, for one : RIDER
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Annoys : IRES
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Part of R. & R. : REST
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Noble deeds : GESTS
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City of 1900 gold rush : NOME
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Iron wear for Dumas's man : MASK
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Choir voice : ALTO
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Thickening agent : AGAR
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Partner : MATE
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Showed the way : LED
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Greek letters : OMEGAS
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Hirers of staff people : DEPARTMENTHEADS
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Periods : ERAS
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Mideast land: Abbr. : SYR
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Halley's find : COMET
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Dueling sword : EPEE
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Cleave : REND
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Lets on : ACTS
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Kind of bunny : EASTER
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Ruler : TSAR
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Monopolies : CARTELS
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Pet-food-ad comparative : MEATIER
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Snake : ADDER
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Canada and snow : GEESE
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Not live : TAPED
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Charged particle : ION
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School of fish : SHOAL
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Name for an N.C.O. : SARGE
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Bird sound : TWEET
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Gibbon : LAR
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Holy one: Abbr. : STE
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Pasture sound : MOO
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"I could just ___" : SCREAM
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Nail : BRAD
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Harness ring : TERRET
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Awkward : INEPT
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___ cry : AFAR
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Observance : RITE
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Love : EROS
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" . . . baked in ___" : APIE
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Control : REIN
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Japanese case : INRO
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Stern's opposite : STEM
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Actual being : ESSE
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Work unit : ERG
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Board members: Abbr. : TRS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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